A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Namie in Japan. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 28.2 km (18 miles). The 5.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:04:49 / 3:04 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10003q5k. Event ids that are associated: us10003q5k. Exact time and date of earthquake 21/10/15 / 2015-10-21 06:04:49 / October 21, 2015 @ 6:04 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 28.2 km, 141.0968° East, 37.3487° North.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rifu, Funaishikawa, Ōtawara (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 103 km (64 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 107 km (66 miles) from Yonezawa (c. 94 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 17 km SSE of Namie, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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